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and so the sun was darker in mine eyes, and suchforth, and whatever
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Linx: stop holding our kids back, the true story of an Austin Middle School Teacher whose enslavement to Windows led her down a dark path of believing Linux was not free, critiquing a project that puts computers in the hands of underprivileged children since it used the Linux operating system, and promising dire legal consequences to the innocent blogger. With sublime delicacy, only her first name is used, to protect her identity.

This kind of injustice moved me. I wept.

Miraculously, however, there came this:

Character Assassinations Ain't Us, whereas after international--international--outrage, the chastised teacher calls the blogger, tears thickening her voice. And so it begins.

After a heartrending conversation (I admit it; I cried. Nearly a religious experience), the saddened but determined blogger goes on to explain about the evils of Windows and the fault is not with the teacher, but with society Windows. They know not what they do is cried, but in more words because I would not say pithy applies here by any means, which is applicable to both crucifixion and choice of operating systems.

And I truly, with all my heart, believe that it happened just like this.

...actually, I don't know, though I do give points for reshaping facts into parables. I do love a good story.

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*crystal tear* Even with the extraneous circumstances explained, the letter is still kinda awesome.

*sniflfes* I wept. One large, perfect tear.

This wasn't really about an operating system, was it? But a story well-told, if anything.

I kind of got dazed during the evangelical linux conversion portion of the blogs. Ubuntu died for my bluescreens, you know.

Well... that was an interesting exchange. I will definitely send the links on to my techie son who is presently preparing a new machine for me with Ubuntu.

I am presently a happy user of a pretty pretty iBookG4 (yes, I am that shallow). Moderately happy that is. I am not happy with the limitations that Apple overlays on it's OS.

That said, I am unfortunately well acquainted with the DUMB but as an aged user I refuse to just give up and I attempt to learn more even though it often hurts the calcifying brain.

Finally. I am near giddy with the idea of finally getting to learn/use open source. It fiercely appeals to my old 60's radical heart that still beats, somewhat irregularly these days. =)

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*amused* Was it the crying? I mean, that was totally plausible! It happens all the time when you are righteous and in the right!

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